Foreign Affairs

Hoyer Statement on Defense Secretary Rumsfeld’s Resignation

For Immediate Release:

November 8, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced his resignation today:

            “It is clear that our strategy in Iraq is not working and that we must chart a new direction in our policy there.  Yesterday, the American people sent an unmistakable message through the elections that they want a course correction in Iraq, and today the President indicated that this message has been received.

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DEMOCRATS REGAIN HOUSE MAJORITY!!!

"We Will Take America in a New Direction," Says Democratic Whip Hoyer

For Immediate Release:

November 7, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

Hoyer Says First Order of Business Is Restoring
Civility, Integrity and Fiscal Responsibility

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Democrats won the 15 House seats necessary to regain the House Majority:

 "Today, millions of citizens all across America cast their ballots, voting to take our nation in a new direction and giving Democrats the House Majority in the 110th Congress.

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Hoyer: Republicans’ Desperate Rhetoric Cannot Obscure Their Record of Failure

House Whip Says Democrats Will Take the Nation in a New Direction

For Immediate Release:

October 31, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon:

      “The Republican Party does not have a record to run on, so it can only attempt to distract, distort and deceive.  The American people are not going to fall for those tactics.

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Hoyer: Republicans’ Desperate Rhetoric Cannot Obscure Their Record of Failure

For Immediate Release:

October 31, 2006

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House Whip Says Democrats Will Take the Nation in a New Direction

“The Republican Party does not have a record to run on, so it can only attempt to distract, distort and deceive.  The American people are not going to fall for those tactics.

"The increasingly desperate rhetoric being used by President Bush and Congressional Republicans just one week before next Tuesday’s mid-term election cannot obscure the fact that their Party’s record is one of incompetence, ineffectiveness and failure.

Hoyer Says Iraq Announcement “Driven by Political Calendar and GOP Desperation”

For Immediate Release:

October 24, 2006

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“For more than a year, Democrats have urged the Bush Administration to establish concrete benchmarks for success in Iraq and insisted that 2006 be a year of transition, where Iraqis assume responsibility for establishing security and stability in their nation.

Read the full release here.

Hoyer: As Iraq Slides Toward Chaos, the Bush Administration Is Still Firmly in Denial With No Plan for Success

For Immediate Release:

November 1, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding news reports that a classified briefing by the United States Central Command shows Iraq edging toward chaos:

Hoyer on Boehner's Placing Blame on Generals

For Immediate Release:

November 1, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement this evening regarding comments made by Majority Leader John Boehner on CNN:

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Quotes from the Letter to the President

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2006

Contact:Democratic Leadership

"We write out of a deep sense of concern that the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate and that there is no effective plan for improvement." 

"Vice President Cheney’s recent comment that, overall, things are going “remarkably well” in Iraq is profoundly troubling if it reflects your Administration’s current assessment of the situation." 

“’Staying the course’ is not a strategy, nor is sitting on the sidelines hoping that the Iraqis will eventually forge a political solution." 

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Hoyer Says Iraq Announcement “Driven by Political Calendar and GOP Desperation”

For Immediate Release:

October 24, 2006

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this morning after American officials in Baghdad announced that the Iraqi government had agreed to a timetable for achieving a series of milestones:
 
“Today’s headlines on Iraq seem to be driven by the political calendar and Republican desperation.
 

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Why Democrats Oppose Military Commissions Act

For Immediate Release:

October 17, 2006

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The Wall Street Journal

Your assertion ("Democrats on al Qaeda," Review & Outlook, Oct. 2) that Democrats will not be tough on terrorism because many of us opposed the Republicans' Military Commissions Act is offensive and untrue. The party of Wilson, Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and Clinton takes a back seat to no one in protecting our nation and our people. We have always fought for freedom and confronted tyranny -- and do so today.

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